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Earth Day 2017

Museum holds special talk April 19 on "How to save a mermaid.""
April 1, 2017
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Special talk on "How to save a mermaid" on Wednesday, April 19 at 2 p.m.
Emma Cohen will present her TEDxLANL talk

Emma Cohen will reprise her TEDxLANL talk "How to save a mermaid."

Each year the Lab celebrates Earth Day with lots of activities. The theme for this year’s event is “It’s in your hands: There is no Planet B.” Outreach included a poster contest sponsored by the Community Partnerships Office for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Still to come is a special talk by Emma Cohen, of the Lab’s Environmental Stewardship group, to be given at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, in our Museum’s auditorium.

The talk, “How to save a mermaid,” focuses on the impact of microtrash (think plastic straws) and how we miss opportunities to recycle. It should inspire you to look in a whole new way at what you throw out.

Emma first presented this highly popular talk two years ago for TEDxLANL. It has gotten more than 2,500 views on our LANL YouTube channel. The April 19 presentation will give you a special opportunity to hear the talk live and interact with the speaker.

Such a deal! Seating is first come, first served.

Plus, if you get a chance on Earth Day (Saturday, April 22), stop by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center at 2600 Canyon Road in Los Alamos. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the center will be holding an Earth Day festival with lots of activities, including demonstrations by two of the Museum’s Scientist Ambassadors: Amanda Barry and Sandy Frost.

 For more information, contact Linda Anderman at (505) 665-9196 or anderman@lanl.gov.